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    A new Parking Permit must be purchased each school year in order to park in any of the school’s parking lots.  The cost this year is $95. Click this link to begin the process of purchasing a Parking Permit.  SRVUSD students and their parent or guardian must attend a free two-hour California Highway Patrol Start Smart traffic safety class to be eligible for to purchase a student parking permit.

    Start Smart provides an opportunity for teens and their parents/guardians to discuss the serious laws, obligations, responsibilities, and family expectations that are part of driving a vehicle. At this class, California Highway Patrol officers will discuss traffic avoidance techniques, collision causing factors, driver/parent responsibilities, and seat belt usage. The goal is to promote and create safe driving habits around SRVUSD schools.

    Classes will begin this school year for parking pass eligibility in the 2018-19 school year. All SRVUSD comprehensive high schools will offer several free classes each year that are open to anyone. Classes are also scheduled at area CHP facilities in Hayward and Sunol (see  for listings).  The class must only be taken once during a student’s high school career. Upon attending the class, students will receive a certificate of completion. Students and their parent or guardian will need to sign-in at the class. This list will be provided to the school sites for verification.

    For class dates and the FAQ’s. To register visit CHP and look for the high school and date that works best for you. Reservations are required.

    WASC Self Study

    Click HERE to read the DVHS WASC Self-Study Report. 


    Click here to order Studio One Portraits!  To order Senior Panoramic photos here!

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    Counselors Chat: Prepare for Finals

    DVHS Counselors will be hosting small, informal sessions for parents on various topics throughout the year. Our next counselor chat on Nov. 29 at 9:30 a.m. will focus on preparing for Finals. Please use the link to sign-up.

    Counseling Department

    If you missed the DVHS Counseling Department grade-specific presentations about scheduling, academic planning, and other counseling related topics, their presentation is available on the left side of the Counseling home page.

    If you have arranged a doctor's appointment or other meeting for your student, the attendance office requires your help so that you may pick up your child with no disturbance to the classroom they are leaving.  Call the attendance line ahead of time, up to 9 a.m. the day of the appointment.  Please avoid coming into the office with no advance warning, asking to immediately pick up your child.  It is disruptive to the teacher and other students to call into classrooms and have an unprepared student scramble to gather their belongings to leave.

    Your cooperation in furnishing the information in a timely manner is vital, because your student must come to the front office before school, at brunch, or lunch to obtain an off-campus pass based on the information you leave on the attendance line.  To arrange an early pick-up, call the attendance line before 9 a.m. to provide pick-up information as follows: 

    • student’s legal name (please spell it out) -- no nicknames, please
    • student’s ID #
    • grade
    •  reason for absence
    • date(s) of absence
    • the time you will pick up your student
    • your name and relationship

    Your student will show their pass to the classroom teacher, exit the class at the designated time, and come sign out in the front office.  They cannot leave their classroom without a pass.  If a student leaves campus without signing out in the front office, it is considered a cut and disciplinary action will be taken.  Parents cannot clear these absences after the fact – NO EXCEPTIONS.

    Dear Dougherty Valley High School Families,

    As our community grows, our goals are to continue positive "Safety Efforts" and to adhere to civic codes.  Please Review the following Safety Rules:

    BY-LAW:  Fire Lanes Must Be Clear At All Times.  Not to be used for pick-up or drop-off.  This is considered a civil code violation.


    • MUST WALK THEIR BIKES while on campus.
    • Bicyclists should not ride on sidewalks, or weave in between cars.  Bicycles must be locked up in the designated bike rack areas.


    • Are not to be ridden on campus.
    • Skateboard Racks are available in the Bike Corral located behind the Career Tech.


    • We have closed off the parking lot under the solar panels to all drop-off traffic. ONLY VEHICLES DISPLAYING A CURRENT PARKING PASS, or those individuals needing to park and visit the office will be allowed to enter this area.
    • Visitor spots are located in the 3rd row of the lot.
    • If you are DROPPING A STUDENT OFF and not parking, please enter the school at the driveway marked with a "D" in the diagram below.  All drop-off traffic will be routed to the drop-off loop, which has been designed to handle a large volume of vehicles in a short amount of time.
    • Students and others who are parking should enter the school at the signal at the intersection of Albion Way and Arrowfield Way, which is marked with a "P" in the diagram.
    • Additionally, parents and students should not be using the fire lane along side the Performing Arts Center.  This fire lane is meant for emergency vehicles and staff vehicles to access the rear parking lot.  Please refrain from entering the fire lane designated with an "S" in the diagram below.

    *Please see parking lot diagram below.

    Key to diagram:  V=visitor  P=parking  S=students  D=direction


    • Pedestrians should always use a crosswalk to cross streets and driveways.
    • Students should remove headphones and listen and look both ways before crossing streets.
    • Vehicles should follow all posted traffic rules, including speed limits, no cell phones, and turning prohibitions.  PEDESTRIANS Always have the right of way.
    • U-Turns are illegal on Albion Way.  The San Ramon Police Department has assured the school that they will be patrolling this area more heavily as we implement these changes.
    • Pedestrians ALWAYS need to wait when you SEE THE "RED HAND" Flashing.

    Our main goal is to ensure safe travel for students to school each day whether that be on foot, by car or via bicycle.  THANK YOU for your attention to these details as you visit Dougherty Valley High School.  Have a wonderful day and Happy New Year!

    Dear Wildcat Families,

    Welcome to a new school year and to our unique community of collaboration between parents, administrators, teachers and students.  Our high school is not only one of the top high schools in California but also ranked in the top 50 high schools in the United States!!

    These accolades don’t just happen by themselves.  Not only is this tremendous success due to the extraordinary work by the administration, teachers, staff and students, but also the continued support of you, the DVHS community.  We have a long tradition within the Dougherty Valley of supporting our schools by donating to our school education funds.  This continued support at DVHS is one of the reasons that our school is continually recognized as one of the best.

    The DVHS Education Fund has three main purposes:

    •    Reduce Class Sizes:  First, we reduce core academic class sizes (english, math, science) for all grades by paying for additional class sections — more classes = less students in a classroom.

    •    Classroom Supplies:  Second, we will, once again, cover the cost of all donated classroom supplies for every student.  To put it simply, you will not be asked at registration or receive a letter from your student’s teachers asking for a check to cover the cost of needed classroom supplies.

    •    Large Capital Purchases:  Third, this is our 10th year anniversary of Dougherty Valley High School, we want to support the school and students even more.  Goals include:

    •    Increasing donations to make large capital expenditures to replace aging equipment.

    •    Bolstering the engineering and science departments by providing new equipment and technology,

    •    Growing the fine arts department by providing additional equipment and supplies.

    To succeed, we are asking every family to contribute $425 per student or $600 per family.  If you’re able to give more, additional contributions are always welcome, but contributions of ANY amount are gratefully received.  As the DVHS Education Fund benefits every student, we urge every family to give something - even if you presently are not able to give the full amount. 


    For those parents who donate the full amount they will automatically get enrolled in a special raffle with awesome prizes!!

    1)   APPLE WATCH Series 2  - 1 winner

    2)   4 Reserved Front row seats for senior graduation day– 2 winners.

    You can make your annual donation several ways:

    1.      Go to and in the “quick links” section in the upper left hand corner, click on “webstore” and then select “wildcat days registration”.  Choose one of the Education Fund options depending on the amount of your donation.

    2.     Pay your donation via credit card at the DVHS Ed Fund table during Wildcat Days Registration (we gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, AmEx and Discover cards)

    3.     Pay via check (made payable to DVHS Education Fund) at the DVHS Ed Fund table during Wildcat Days Registration

    Mindful of the demands on your time and your wallet, the annual donation drive during the Wildcat Days registration is the ONLY fundraiser we hold. We do not hold an auction, car wash, cookie dough sale or any other fundraisers during the year.  So your support at registration is critical to fulfilling our goals.

    Thank you so much for your continued support.  I am looking forward to another amazing school year.


    Dharmesh Mistry

    President, DVHS Education Fund

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    About Our School

    About Us

    goldgold ribbonWelcome to Dougherty Valley High School (DVHS) , where we are in our eighth year of traditions in excellence.  School construction of this newest high school in the district was funded by Shapell Industries of Northern California, and Windemere BLC, the two home buiilders involved in development of the Dougherty Valley area of San Ramon.

    We opened our school in 2007 with grades 9 and 10 and transitioned to a comprehensive, 4-year high school with an enrollment of approximately 2,600. Dougherty Valley High School offers students a challenging and rigorous standards-based curriculum and high expectations. Students and parents are encouraged to participate in the excellent program opportunities available.